A new event is being launched in Manchester to discuss all things apps.

‘Appy Hour – unveiling the power of apps’ has been launched by Indiespring, the leading mobile application agency.

The first event takes place on May 21st at the Greater Manchester Digital Information Security Hub (DiSH) in Heron House, Lloyd Street.

It will be hosted by award-winning journalist Chris Maguire and the first four speakers have been confirmed.

Apps are crucial in building a brand and improving customer service but in a saturated market how do you make your app stand out from the crowd?

That’s why Indiespring decided to launch Appy Hour. In just 60 minutes the event will look at the latest trends in the world of apps and shine a light on the apps that are trying to change the world.

The confirmed speakers are James Renshaw, former CTO of Modern Milkman and now the head of DevOps and UK Development at Parkingeye. He’ll be sharing his insights on the value of apps.

Rachel Bardill is the founder of Bar Digital and helped create the CBeebies Playtime app during her 20-year career at the BBC. She’s now working as a consultant with app companies.

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They’ll be joined on the panel by Arran Kirkup, director of partnerships at Indiespringand Martin Hogan, founder and CEO of Safe Citizens, which helps keep people safe in a sometimes challenging and dangerous world.

The event runs from 6pm-8pm with the discussion running for exactly 60 minutes.

The event is free to attend but registration is essential. Register here